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ñqvñ÷÷÷xxxxxxxxz >> it will not be a surprise to anyone in this room that yemen has become a more visible challenge to the united states in the last year. that is in large part thanks to its status as a weekly government country, one in which al qaeda is seeming to gain some momentum. the one response to this has been increased attention to yemen from the media, where we have seen all kinds of speculation about the future of yemen, including the possibility that yemen is poised to become the next afghanistan, a failed state. we have also seen an increased response from the u.s. government, which has made counter-terrorism one of the pits of its engagement with yemen and one of the central elements of its overall policy with yemen more broadly. whether counter-terrorism should be the pivot of u.s. policy in yemen and if it is, what kind of counter-terrorism policy is most appropriate? the country faces an extraordinary range of challenges and where by all accounts -- by many accounts, the number of al qaeda in the country remained relatively low art very important que
. an official has confirmed to us that there is an ongoing offensive in the south of yemen where a terrorist is believed hiding as part of this offensive, a former guantanamo detainee was recently picked up in the south and accused of being a member of al qaeda there. and now we report the on this in september, september 7th, when another was picked up. today, a u.s. official had no information to confirm the report that the first american on the c.i.a. capture or kill list was cornered. so there was some indication that he may have been cornered but senior u.s. officials have no information on that, at least now. here is what we know, an offensive is on right now in south, in the south of yemen. who is this man? he is the top of the list for the united states government, capture or kill list. he has been tied to the ft. hood shooting, the shooter in the ft. hood shooting, tied to the underwear bomber, he has been tied to every big thing that has happened around here. and now, our guest has been to afghanistan many times and lived down the street from osama bin laden and the author of "the w
in the u.s. and around the world. for the next hour we're going to take you from new york to yemen, even to the hills of jamaica to meet some of the new jihadists determined to carry on in bin laden's name. moderate muslims may denoue and disavow them but these newcomers are undeterred as they oply call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top of their list, the very country that gives them the freedom of speech, to spew their hatred, theth ited states. with us for the entire hour, two of cnn's experts on terrorism who tracked this closely, national security contributor fran townsend and seniorco international correspondent nic robertson. stand by. at this moment perhaps no one is of greater concern to the u.s. e han ayad allawi, a u.s. citizen deemed so dangerous his own country is trying to kill him. the american-born allawi is one of the top recruiters. why the u.s. says he is the heir to osama bin laden. >> reporter: anwar al allawi, the radical yemen-based preacher seen here online. his followers in britain says he is lik osam
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. >> the radical yemen-based preacher seen here online. his followers say his like osama bin laden. >> he reminds me of, for example, osama bin laden and also al zarqawi and is soft spoken and the knowledge and foundations they have. >> he said hand me over your scrolls. >> this is the same man who exchanged e-mails with major nadal hasan, accused of killing 13 people at ft. hood. after the killings, he praised hasan on his website, calling him a hero. years ago, he move friday the u.s. towa london and was still here when the alleged cdahristm day bomber began university here. intelligence agencies are investiging the possibility they met. this is the mosque where he did most of his preacng in london. the has been no indication they met here, but during the young nigerian's three years in london, he almost undoubtly met some of the our admirers. he was one of the thousand who is flocked to the lectures. >> people loved him. people loved his classes and the way he explained things. >> these radical muslims in london with whom adbul shared a hatr of the united states and the war in iraq. he was god
. we'll take you to another story as well. in yemen, dozens of militants have been captured. how close yemeni forces are to anwar al-awlaki. >>> house speaker nancy pelosi is one of the most powerful people in washington but republican john dennis is trying to take her down on election day. he's going to join us live. >>> and american scholars, invited to a dinner date with mahmoud ahmadinejad. we're going to speak with a man on the guest list about what happens at these events. ♪ we could've gone a more traditional route... ... but it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable. ♪ host: could switching to geico realis a bird in the handre on worth 2 in the bush? appraiser: well you rarely see them in this good of shape. appraiser: for example the fingers are perfect. appraiser: the bird is in mint condition. appraiser: and i would say if this were to go to auction today, appraiser: conservatively it would be worth 2 in the bush. woman: really? appraiser: it's just beautiful, thank you so much for bringing it in. woman: unbelievable anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. j
you from new york to yemen, even to the hills of jamaica to meet some of the new jihadists determined to carry on in bin laden's name. moderate muslims may denounce and disavow them, but these newcomers are undeterred as they openly call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top of their list, the very country that gives them the freedom of speech to spew their hatred, the united states. with us for the entire hour, two of cnn's experts on terrorism who track these threats closely, national securitcontributor fran townsend and senior international correspondent nic roberts robertson. thanks, guys. stand by. at this moment perhaps no one is of greater concern to the u.s. he is a u.s. citizen deemed so dangerous his own country is trying to kill him. the american-born al awlaki is emerging as one of al qaeda's top recruiters. here's nic's report on why the u.s. regards him as the potential heir to osama bin laden. >> it was an opening. it was victory. >> reporter: anwar al awlaki, >> rain was mecy. >> reporter: the radical yemen-ba
. domesticof britain's security service has warned of a growing terror threat originated from somalia and yemen. jonathan evans also said the number of -- with links to pakistan bought the tribal areas have dropped. let us find out more from our security correspondent. they're interesting stuff. he does not speak in public very often. does he say there is a real shift? >> not necessarily saying this threat is growing but it is changing, diversifying. in the past officials always said three-quarters of the most serious plot in the u.k. came from pakistan where al qaeda's leadership is based. it dropped down to 50%. the reasons are quite interesting. it is partly the pressure on al qaeda's leadership. the drones strike being carried out by the united states affected by the pakistani security forces. yemen and somalia have become more dangerous. the rising in importance as theaters and sanctuaries in which al qaeda can operate, including the uk. >> quite depressing conclusion did you try to counteract the threat in one geographical location but as they do it they simply move somewhere else. the ov
yemen were arrested in amsterdam. they were allowed onto and united airlines aircraft from chicago, even though a mobile telephone was found taped to a bottle of medicine in one of the suspects luggage. it is not now believe that the men were planning an attack. >> the moment the two yemeni nationals were confronted on united airlines flight. there are still being held on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. the fbi now concludes their journey was not on dry run it designed to test airport security. the two men of the from chicago, illinois. their baggage went without them on a terminal flight to dallas -- dulles airport. by an extraordinary coincidence, they both missed their flights. when customs officials discovered their bags were traveling behind -- without them, they open them to find mobile funds take together. another was -- mobile phones taped together. >> this monday morning, two men were arrested. they had arrived on a flight from chicago, which arrived at 9:50 in amsterdam. the arrest took place on the basis of information from u.s. authorities. the two men were of yemen
about american airport security after two men from yemen were arrested in amsterdam. they were arrived on a plane even though a mobile phone was found taped to the bottom of one man's luggage. >> the moment two yemeni nationals were confronted aboard a flight to amsterdam. they are still being held on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. the fbi concludes their journey was not a dry run designed to test airport security. the two men had flown from chicago and their baggage went without them to dallas on which they were supposed to be traveling, but now it emerges both missed their flight and were rerouted to amsterdam. when customs official discover their bags without them, they opened them to find mobile phones strapped together. there were also said to be washes and knives. dutch police said they were still questioning the two men. >> monday morning men were arrested by the border police. they arrived on a flight from chicago which landed from amsterdam. the arrest took place on the basis of information provided by u.s. authorities. the two men of the yemeni nationality were sup
's hiding in yemen. chris lawrence has been following all of this from washington. what kind of military and intelligence information are we talking about? >> for obvious reasons, the government's not going to get an exact specific. but basically what they're talking about are military and intelligence operations going on overseas. their argument, the government's argument is they're not going to disclose to an active operational terror, exactly when, how and where the u.s. government is operating to fight terrorism around the world. >> he's an american citizen. >> yes. >> his father is contending that he's on this kill list by the cia, that they want to assassinate him. what kind of protections does this american have against being assassinated by his own government? >> yeah, it almost sounds kind of funny in an ironic way when you say that. have you the right not to be assassinated. i think that's the argument from the aclu and some of the other civil rights groups, they're saying, you know, how -- when it comes to life or death decisions, can the executive branch of government just ha
learned another former detainee returned to what is described as the battlefields. according to a yemen source with knowledge of the arrest, counterterrorism officials captured the former detainee with 13 other suspects al qaeda in yemen 150 miles southeast of the capital. and now the news from washington, dc. what do we know of this guy? >>reporter: he is identified using many aliass and he was detainee 188 the first to arrive at detention camps. he is on the right with the orange jump suit, what they wore at the camp after 9/11. now he was transferred to saudi in 2006 under the bush administration after a review and as the first of a series of test cases to see if the saudi rehabilitation programs worked and a former senior official who was part of that review told me today that he is not the first to join al qaeda in yemen. >> there is a surge of al qaeda back to the homeland of yemen. the saudis are part of that. the gitmo graduates are part of that. >>reporter: he is facing conspiracy and aiding and abetting terrorism. >>shepard: how many have returned, do we have an idea? >>report
in the dark. forces in yemen apprehended suspected al-qaeda linked terrorist whose name might ring a bell with u.s. authorities. national correspondent catherine herridge joins me now with details. >> good evening. a source with the firsthand knowledge of the arrest tells fox the saudi born national has been picked up as part of a larger round-up of operatives connected to al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the suspect has been identified and according to the documents he was detainee 188, large group which arrived at guantanamo early where we believe his picture on the right was taken. the orange jump-suits were worn at camp x-ray. he was taken into custody in the bush administration and has been part of series of test case to see if rehabilitation in the saudi kingdom worked and he's now facing conspiracy charges, including aiding and abetting terrorism. senior official part of the review says we may now learn if yemen is committed to cracking down on al-qaeda and its affiliates. >> this is a great test case to weigh whether the government of yemen is actually serious in their efforts i
is believed to be hiding in yemen, they believe he's a significant operational figure. that's why he's on a cia military hit list to be killed or captured. al awlaki's father is suing the u.s. from going after him. the u.s. secretary of defense, director of national intelligence and director of the cia want that lawsuit dismissed. our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is watching the developments from washington. what are these national security concerns these officials have. >> reporter: yeah, fredricka. you've got national security on one side. some groups contend you have basic rights of an american on the other. here is what it boils down to. you mentioned why the government wants awlaki, they say he not only recruited the nigerian man who tried to blow himself on the airline that landed in detroit on christmas day he also exchanged e-mails with nadal hassan, the chaplain who opened fire and killed numerous people at ft. hood. al awlaki is not shy about saying he's planning and plotting attacks on the united states. they want him. they have targeted him. his father makes the
cleric in yemen, that is a concern of theirs, and the underwear bomber, who could forget. >> fox news learned new information about this relationship between anwar al-awlaki, senior member of al-qaeda in yemen, and the suspect in the attemptedis bombg on christmas day, umar farouk abdulmutallab. sources tell me that al-awlaki not only blessed the mission, but provided the 23-year-old nigerianith train not guilty yemen, advice on how to side step western security and surveillance. and al-awlaki was the middleman between umar farouk abdulmutallab and the bomb oaker. -awlaki was brn in has crew questions, new mexico in 1971 fatr was a student at new mexico state university. he grew up in yes, ma'amen and returned to the u.s. for reject and that photo youee s on the right is from 1997 when this so-called holy man was pked up by san diego cops for soliciting prostitutes. the khi herel- is al-awlaki has become the face of what we'll call this next wave of al-qaeda, the virtual jihaddists who recruit on-line and u.s. officials have told me consistakently that they believe al-awlaki has take
in yemen. >> al qaeda back to its an says teller homeland yemen. the saudis are part of that. the saudi gitmo grads are part of that. >> he tells fox he is facing conspiracy charges aiding and abetting terrorism. >> shepard: will the feds prosecute him. >> no, it will be yemenis. they are saying to me tonight they plan to prosecute him. some analysts question whether it will be done in a meaningful way. the track record in yemen is a little mixed and the u.s. case 17 sailors killed by a suicide bomber. a key planner was prosecuted but ultimately only served two years of a life sentence. right now anwar al-awlaki the american cleric is hiding in yemen and he is the first american on the cia's kill or capture list, shep. >> shepard: this is note worthy in part because some of the detainees at gitmo have from yemen. >> half of the detainees at gitmo are from yemen. you are correct, shep. until the yemeni problem is solved, there will be no way to physically close guantanamo and the detention camps as president obama has promised. >> shepard: thanks. a former soldier who took three hostage
about the american cleric from yemen and so-called underwear bomber. >> a suspect in attempted bombing on flight 253 and the other, they confirmed that he nationwide down the american flight but he also provided the 23-ar-old nigerian training in yemen and advisedim how to side step western surveillance. he was the middleman between mutalab and the bomb maker. this is >> gregg: katherine, live in washington, thanks.ro >> julie: troops serving overseas honoring their fellow soldiers who have given their lives since the war on terror begin. we're talking to you f a remarkable run on this national day of rememance and the sounds of sadness over normally noisy lower manhattan as the nation honors the loss and sacrifice of americans on september 11th. [ bell ringing ] >> don't lavoy adams, patrick ada alan. >> shannon lewis adams. >> steven doris adams. >> ignatius ugunda. >> julie: as the nation pauses to remember those that lost their lives, today is take moment to pray for troops. paying tri-byhe to their fallen comrades with a memorial run. more than 4400 soldiers paying the ultimate pr
died earlier in year. there is breaking news from yemen on the hunt for al-qaeda. that is coming up shortly. straight ahead, another warning to the u.s. from iran's fiery president. a free hoveround collapsible grabber with the purchase of your power chair. it reaches, it grabs, it's collapsible and it's portable. it goes wherever you go. get it free while supplies last. call the number on your screen to get your free video, brochure and your free hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >> bret: iran's president today addressed a united nations meeting on reducing poverty, hunger and disease. he told delegates that something else is in endangered now. capitalism. mahmoud ahmadinejad had amnous words for the u.s. -- ominous words for the u.s. senior correspondent eric shawn shows us what he said. >> a threat from iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. a meeting with select journalists in new york city. he warned if iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the u.s. would face a war that, "would know no boundaries." and be unprepared for the consequences. the com
for analyzing threat information says al qaeda has metastasized with yemen afill united states gaining strength. >> the range of al qaeda core affiliated and allies plotting against the homeland during the past year suggests the threat has, in fact, grown far more complex and underscores the challenges of identifying encountering a more diverse array of threats to the homeland. >> as one example fox news has seen internal justice department report which shows that 41 americans had been charged with class one terrorism cases since january of last year. and a class one case is a case that has a direct connection to an international terrorist group, shep. >> shepard: they pointed out again today that there is more than one kind of homegrown threat here. >> that's correct. there are essentially two threats now. americans who become radicalized right here in the u.s. and launch attacks and those who take a more traditional route and travel overseas for training. two faces to watch in the future omar hammami voice for somalia and there on the right you see the american cleric in yemen anwar al-awlaki
this tuesday night yemen launch as new offensive in an area where a radical american cleric is believed to be hiding out. at one point there was word security forces had cornered one anwar al awlaki. he is the first american citizen to be on the u.s.' government's capture or kill list. for context he is said to inspire and motivate terrorists online. u.s. officials say is he a senior talent recruiter. today on "studio b" terror expert and author of the most dangerous places robert pelton explained why they decided to target him. >> he is like a minibin laden. is he more powerful than bin laden because speaks perfect english and motivates people in this country to do violent acts. >> shepard: that's what he has done. linking him to the fort hood massacre and underwear bomber and times square and two others. catherine herridge, what do we know about his status right now. >> push where he is believed to be hiding is highly significant. today the paper reported that the u.s. born cleric was allegedly in the town in houghton where security forces had surrounded the area. this newspaper artic
he was rap taourd in a raid to yemen. who is this guy, what do we know about him catherine. >> reporter: a person in yemen with firsthand knowledge of the arrest says he has been picked up as part of a round up of al-qaida in yemen. he is identified to me as alffi. he was transferred to sawed in late 2006 under the bush administration as part of a series of test cases. we have two pictures of them, the one you see on the right appears to be from his arrival at camp x rey after 9/11. he ways facing conspiracy charges in yemen that include aiding and abetting terrorism and committing violence and crimes against public property as well, jon. jon: and they picked him up in yemen, specifically where? >> reporter: well according to my source he was picked up with 14 others all suspected members of al-qaida in yemen in the southern part of the country. there was a late night security sweep in an area where the al-qaida affiliate has really established a presence in the remote mountains. in abyan. for context the dod has still not released an unclassified version of a report last f
in yemen including advice how to side step security and surveillance. sources that who was the middlemanro between umar farouk abdu.lmutallab and the bomb mak. he was born in new mexico lived a double life. imam at a mosque in san diego where he was a spiritual advisor to two of the 9/1 hijackers, holy man was picked up for soliciting prostitutes. they say that he was very v active in plotting attacks against the west. >> a lot of talk about home-grown terror threats and there are two types of them. >> reporter: that is correct. the threat picture has changed and n very significant ways. a person who trained with the pakistani taliban is cited as an example. the suspected shooter at military recruitment center radicaliz in the u.s. is the second threat stream. the head of the international counterterrorism center to stove pipe information that contributed to the attacks said these attacks may be unavoidable in the future. >> i think we have to continuously try to improve and we are a resilient country. small attacks like that,eo the only way we can threaten our society is to overreact. >>
to be hiding in yemen, and u.s. officials believe he's a significant operational figure with al qaeda. in court papers filed this morning, the obama administration said the case could require the disclosure of highly sensitive national security information. and that's why it want this is case dismissed. the obama administration is invoking its state privileges. the cleric is a u.s. citizen. joining us now by phone is jonathan turley, an expert on constitutional law at george washington university. and he also has experience as lead council in a state secrets case. all right, professor, i'm glad you could be with us. does this case merit a state secret privilege? >> well, i have to say, i find it questionable. because the indication really raises a very simple and threshold issue, and that is, can the president of the united states on his own authority simply say, i'm going to kill this citizen? now, obviously the administration has some very good reasons to want to capture him. but to do a targeted assassination of a citizen without any due process raises obvious concerns. but really before we
against america. >> bin laden's ideology spreads to north africa, spreads to yemen, somalia, across the middle east. the way much of the muslim world who has viewed the events after 9/11 has turned some of them against the united states and against the west. >> obviously the global jihadi movement will not just collapse if bin laden is captured or killed but it would be a very big deal if he was found. i think it would be the end of al qaeda as an organization. al qaeda was his idea. he has been rather effective leader of al qaeda and the global jihad movement. not just the organization, but other people who are inspired by al qaeda's ideas. >> what are your future plans? >> incredibly chilling. >>> up next, gary bernstein will join us and robert wright and bobby gosche. >>> could the gas fire in california have been averted? you'll meet a man who says the answer is yes. >>> why is sarah palin teed off at arnold schwarzenegger. was it something he said? you bet. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance. not anymore. america's healthcar
against anwar al-awlaki. that could help the united states extradite him if he is captured alive in yemen. the feds say h he helped plan e tailed underwear bombing above detroit the suspect on the left side of the screen. and the fort hood attack. he is particularly dangerous we are told because of his presence on the internet and his ability to inspire apparently lone wolf attack. despite that the decision to press charges against him is controversial. it could force investigators to they havetails that shelters kept close to the vest. is the best case is scenario e government? >> if abdulmutallab does a plea deal with the government and he will become a primar primary ws in the case. there was direct contact tweeny between umar farouk and anwar ail awacky. including advice and how to side step surveillance. sources also told fox that he was the middleman between abdulmutallab and the bomb maker in yemen. in return for his help, farouk would in principle get a reduced sentence in he cooperated with the government. charging alwaki in a criminal case has a number of risks with the intelli
as possible terror suspects are free this morning. the men from yemen were aest ared monday after u.s. security officials became suspicious of their actions. there were concern they might be conducting a dry run for an airline attack. the luggage of one man included a cellphone taped to a bottle of pepto-bismol plus a knife and boxcutter. investigators now say there is no evidence linking them to a terror plot. the yemen embassy says the arrest highlighted ongoing misunderstanding of yemen and its citizens. residents are bracing for hurricane earl. social security checks have been mailed out early. the storm is expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. that's where emily is tracking the latest conditions. >> this is the eye of hurricane earl, an area of calm in the midst of a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> and that means people are on their way out. >> they're gonna make us sit in this traffic. >> likely to overwash and be closed for several days. >> mandatory evacuations are spre
organizations causing threats to emanate from new locations like yemen through the activities of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. aqap and the radicalized american who has ties to that terrorist organization were behind the attempt to detonate a bomb on a flight last christmas day and apparently were the inspiration for u.s. army psychiatrist major hassan's murderous attack alt fort hood. -- at fort hood. this committee has been sounding the alarm regarding homegrown terrorism since 2006 when we held our first hearing on the threat of violent radicalization within our prison system. in all, senator lieberman and i have held 11 hearings on this issue. our investigation has predicted a potential wave of future terrorist activity in this country. we warn that individuals within the u.s. could be inspired by al qaeda's violent ideology to plan and execute attacks even if they do not receive direct orders from al qaeda. unfortunately our warnings have proven to be prescient. in the past two years our nation has seen an escalation in the number of terrorist attacks with roots based in our own
. in fact, authorities now believe the two men, ahmed al soofi and hezam al murisi, although both from yemen, did not even now each other and were seated together only because united re-booked them that way. as for the luggage, law enforcement officials said today that the cell phones, including one taped to a pepto-bismol bottle, were strange but not illegal. one of al soofi's friends in detroit said it's not uncommon for people returning to yemen to bring cell phones and medicine for others taped together. >> they want to tape it together to make sure this is my stuff, you got to give it to my wife or my son or whatever i send it to. >> reporter: u.s. officials seem to accept that explanation, and today the department of homeland security said the incident showed the airport security system is working and able to respond quickly to potential threats. the two men are still being held in amsterdam tonight but u.s. authorities who were so concerned yesterday are now saying they know of no reason to hold the men or their cell phones or their pepto-bismol any longer, diane. >> so, they accept t
as possible terror suspects are free this morning. the men from yemen were arrested after u.s. security officials became suspicious of their actions. there were concerns they may be going through a dry run of an attack. investigators now say there's no evidence linking them to a terror plot. the yemeni embassy say it highlights a misunderstanding of yemen and its citizens. millions of residents along the east coast are bracing for hurricane earl. social security checks have even been mailed early to recipients in ten states. the storm is expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. that's where emily schmidt is tracking the latest conditions. >> this is the eye of hurricane earl, an area of calm in the midst of what is a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> and that means people are on their way out. >> they won't let us stay. going to make us sit in this traffic. >> roads are likely to overwash and be closed for several days. >> mandatory evacuations are spreading across north carolina
up a plane full of americans on christmas. officials at yemen tell cnn they're tracking him and now believe he's holed up in yemen's known stronghold. but yemen's government is purposely downplaying al awlaki's importance. >> the government has to be very delicate in how they try to catch them. >> reporter: the u.s. military wants to spend more than a billion dollars worth of equipment and training to yemen, guns, helicopters, patrol boats and allow american advisors to go out with yemeni troops in noncombat rolls. a u.s. official says there's no doubt he needs to be dealt with, he doesn't belong on the battlefie battlefield, on the street or anywhere else he could do bad things. but even though he may be hiding in yemen, he's an american who's been put on a hit list to be captured or killed. president obama evoked a state secret privilege which says targeting american citizens outside a battlefield is unconstitution unconstitutional. the government says it's not going to tell an active terrorist how it fights. the aclu says the government leaked information about him as part of a c
. the attempted attacks, and what new information do we have now about the american cleric in yemen and the underwear bomber. >> the new relationship between the senior member of al qaeda iu yemen and the successful bombing of flight 253 on christmas day. sources confirm that he was not only the one that led the mission that day, but he provided the 23-year-old nigerian with the training in yemen, with security and surveillance. he was the middle man between talalew and the bomb maker in yemen. the bomb makerhas taken on aner operational ole with al qaeda in yemen, and as you know, it's really the tip of the spear i terms terms of emerging threats against the united states. >> he is, and they ar clearly aware that the large part of te focus needs to be. cathy harris, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> 300 members of the new york city fire department were killed in the line of duty on september 11th, and think about what a large number of those that we lost on that day were firemen and policemen. hundreds responded to that day including tim brown. >> nine years later, the for
and lis wiehl. >> two yemen guys. >> bill: not american citizens. >> one is a legal resident. the other we are not sure of the legal status. they are both traveling not to amsterdam to begin with. they are both traveling to dubai. they are both coming from different parts of the country and meeting in chicago. they are not traveling together at this point. in chicago, they both miss a flight to d.c. and one of their luggages is put on to that d.c. flight. why that happens and why that is allowed to happen is absolutely incredible to me that they're allowed to keep luggage on a flight where the person is not. >> bill: it's chaos. >> that's number one problem. >> bill: the luggage goes to d.c. without them. >> to d.c. without them. they then get together on a flight to amsterdam and they fly not, you know, seat by seat but pretty close together, getting off that flight. at that point, as this is happening, the folks in d.c. are realizing, wait a second, that luggage is going to yemen. the guy is not on it. they pull the luggage off. their cell phones are wrapped together, you know, nothing e
terrorism officials now say al awlaki has become a major figure in al qaeda in yemen, acting as the terror group's lead english-speaking voice. officials have also linked al awlaki to the underpants bomber seen here on the left and the suspect in the deadly shooting at fort hood in texas who is on the right, as well as the man suspected of trying to detonate a car bomb in times square. the concern now how the administration will handle al awlaki's case should authorities capture him alive. catherine herridge is live in washington tonight where she has been following this story. catherine, this guy has been on the government's radar for a long time now. what is taking so long? >> well, shep, charging al awlaki in a criminal case has risks. especially for the intelligence community. if you don't have a principle witness like the underwear bomber, the department of justice would need to provide evidence of al awlaki's direct involvement in terrorism. and this could force the u.s. government to reveal evidence gained through confidential sources and foreign wire taps. so, in other words, relea
. >> two yemen guys. >> bill: not american citizens. >> one is a legal resident. the other we are not sure of the legal status. they are both traveling not to amsterdam to begin with. they are both traveling to dubai. they are both coming from different parts of the country and meeting in chicago. they are not traveling together at this point. in chicago, they both miss a flight to d.c. and one of their luggages is put on to that d.c. flight. why that happens and why that is allowed to happen is absolutely incredible to me that they're allowed to keep luggage on a flight where the person is not. >> bill: it's chaos. >> that's number one problem. >> bill: the luggage goes to d.c. without them. >> to d.c. without them. they then get together on a flight to amsterdam and they fly not, you know, seat by seat but pretty close together, getting off that flight. at that point, as this is happening, the folks in d.c. are realizing, wait a second, that luggage is going to yemen. the guy is not on it. they pull the luggage off. their cell phones are wrapped together, you know, nothing explosive in a
described as a mock bomb on a separate flight. bound for dubai and then yemen. the authorities here have been guarded with all but a few of the details they have at this stage. can you tell us how seriously it's being taken by the dutch authorities? >> seriously because we have arrested them. we're taken this seriously because otherwise we didn't arrest them. >> reporter: al soofi fell under suspicion as soon as he began his journey in alabama. security agents searched his bag and found a phone taped to a bottle. some reports also suggest he carried knives, box cutters and watches taped together. as none of the items presented a danger on their own he was allowed to continue his journey. he flew first to chicago where his companion joined him. they were due to travel on to yemen via washington and dubai but at the last minute their destination changed to amsterdam. now their bags were going through washington and they weren't. that set alarm bells ringing again. this case is particularly sensitive here because it has real echoes of another case. a nigerian accused of trying to blow up th
province and attempting to do it in yemen and iraq, elsewhere, we have homegrown threats, and if we move to a posture ofin complacency, we're going to find the weeds coming up. >> i guess that would be postering a iemd , overreaction, and is there a more moderatele that we could pursue here?> >> it would be difficult to find it. where exactly is the moderate middle? it the fact is for nine years, no ha single american has ded on american soil because we have been pursuing aggressive counter terrorism. how much do you want to reel hat in? see where the dividing line is? >> one thing that maybe we have overreacted is on the bureaucratic expansion. the intelligence in 2005, all it did was put another layer of bureaucracy over the 15 agencies. the department of homeland security is not a model of ne activity. >> certainly not. it has been a critique that conservatives it should make. bureaucracy with a joint complex out of washington, but the fallacy that's made here isg peoplsaying al qaeda is weak, and therefore, we overreacted. perhaps al qaeda is weak because of the way that we reacted.
, and central foods. the two men from yemen held at an amsterdam airport were unlikely to be involved in, allowed onto a united airlines their flame in chicago. u.s. investigators believe that they did not even know each other and have cautioned against jumping to any conclusions. george? back you. >> you are watching gm t. as american forces finished their combat duties in iraq, one of the main actors in the invasion of myths that he failed to anticipate what would happen after the overthrow of saddam hussein. in his memoirs, tony blair speaks his mind about international and domestic politics. the bbc has secured the first television interview ahead of the -- the book launch. >> three years since tony blair left downing street, still it is the war in iraq that casts a long shadow over his tenure. this is a situation that he says he does not regret, but he admits he did not foresee the nightmare that would on fold and the anguish and tears it would bring. >> how can you not feel sorry about people who have died? you'd be in human. but if i regret the decision -- i cannot regret the deci
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administration from targeting the al-qaeda leader for assassinationings. he is the yemen based person, he is getting a target on his back after u.s. intel linked him in recent attempts for terror attacks on u.s. soil. let's bring in andrew napolitano. >> good morning. juliet: i was a little surprised that you're actually back in the -- backing the aclu on this one. >> the aclu is on the side of the constitution. the constitution says if someone is waging war on the united states of america -- if an american is waging war on the united states, that person is entitled to a trial. that's called treason. and you have to have two witnesses to the same overt act and they give a trial before a jury of their peers. >> it doesn't change if he has u.s. and yemeni citizenship? >> no, it doesn't change. the problem the president tkpropbt social security we don't have an extradition treaty with yemen and like most countries yemen will not extradite someone here for prosecution without an extradition treaty, so the president if he believes this person is committing a crime has the obligation of getting
'a majority. yemen, kuwait, and the eastern province of saudi arabia have substantial shiite minorities. pro-democracy protesters in bahrain are mainly shi'ite and they are angry at what they call continued discrimination. the evidence presented by the government says that there is a network that is instructed to commit terrorist acts. they told us that all of those they have arrested have been and will be treated according to international team rights standard. there is proof of the torture. >> at the ruling to meet this not show political reform. what they want is an authoritarian dictatorship. they would want to convince the world that elections constitute democracy. >> the wife of the alleged torture victim has come back to london where their children are at school. the family knows he may face the death penalty. >> it made me very upset, very hard. my mother is now working, she does not speak english. >> how much britain's quiet diplomacy can help them is not yet clear. >> pakistan's for of england has been the most controversial cricket tour four years. the series was played against th
men from yemen arreed over suspicious luggage were planning a terror attack. that's according to u.s. officials. the men were put on a flight from chicago to amsterdam yesterday after missing a connection at dulles. one man had a bag containing a cell phone taped to a pepto-bismol bottle and a box cutter, among other items in his luggage. the second man had nothing suspicious in his baggage but was thought to be flying with the other suspect. u.s. officials now say the two men didn't know each other. they're still being held by dutch authorities although they have not been charged with anything. >>> the commissioners in frederick county, maryland, have rejected a plan to establish an arizona-style immigration law in that state. board members voted 3-2 against the proposal today. it would have required local police to question criminal suspects about their immigration status. it also would have prohibited hiring illegal immigrants for day labor. >>> still ahead, d.c. police chief's special connection with a dog. >>> the humming noise that helps keep kids from happening out on the st
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